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NSF/USDA NIFA Supported  

The potential South Florida Water, Sustainability, and Climate Project's specific objectives are:

1) To develop a hydro-economic model for south Florida that optimizes water management operations and infrastructure changes based on a broad-sector economic model of the value of water use

2) To develop new information on the economic value of ecosystem services and ecological functioning and incorporate it into model formulations

3) To investigate potential hydrologic, ecological, and economic impacts of management schemes that are designed to increase the resilience of the system to climate variability, climate change and SLR

4) In an experimental setting, utilize stakeholder participation to improve understanding of the roles of cognitive and perceptual biases in risk assessment and decision-making in scenario evaluations

5) With agency and stakeholder involvement, collaboratively develop recommendations for adaptive water management plans that optimize economic productivity and the value of ecosystem services, and which foster sustained public support in south Florida

Find additional information on our potential project through the links on the left.


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    This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. EAR-1204762 Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.